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Mouse, singing 1936.tif
A mouse, caught at the Chicago Industrial Home for Children in Woodstock in 1936, brought fame and a bit of fortune to the city and the Children's Home.

An article in Time magazine, December 28, 1936, tells the best version of the…

Emerson Typewriter Co., Persson Babcock print 1910.tif
Gus Persson took this photo of the Emerson Typewriter factory under construction in the winter of 1909-1910.

Emerson Typewriter Co. was founded in Momence, Illinois in 1909 and moved to Woodstock in 1910. City subscribers raised $30,000 to…

Woodstock Typewriter Factory.jpg
300 N. Seminary
Emerson Typewriter Co. was founded in Momence, Illinois in 1909 and moved to Woodstock in 1910. City subscribers raised $30,000 to purchase the land and build this 25,000 square foot building. Alvah Roebuck (of Sears and Roebuck…

Chicago Industrial Home for Children ca 1910.jpg
840 N. Seminary Ave

The Woodstock Children's Home was started in Chicago in1886 by the Rev. Thomas Brayton Arnold and his wife Teressa Richardson Arnold . It was incorporated in 1888 as the Chicago Industrial Home for Children.

In 1897, the…

920 N. Seminary old people's rest home.jpg
920 N. Seminary

Was either incorporated into or demolished for Sunset Manor a.k.a. Hearthstone Manor/Carefree Village/Woodstock Christian Care

May 20, 1904 Free Methodist Church formally open "Old Folks Rest Home" on 15 acres, formerly the…
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